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Home of Helping Hoofs

The Helping Hoofs Program

Our amazing, rehabilitated rescue horses are a friendly welcoming herd for those who’d like to learn about horses and enjoy their company.  Equine Wellness is a non-traditional way of learning how horses share their natural ability to help individuals develop self-esteem and a sense of trust and confidence through time and the cultivation of a relationship with a horse. Many people with emotional challenges are able to enjoy and benefit from equine-based programs that promote physical activity and social interaction with horses. Horses provide a “no judgment” zone that provides space for the entire spectrum of feelings and promotes emotional growth for individuals.

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Bend Forest School

Bend Forest School is a nature immersion, and place-based early childhood and early elementary education program.

We are committed to connecting children to nature, learning through unstructured play, and building self-confidence.

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Our Facilities and Trails

  • Irrigated grazing pastures and dry lots.

  • Indoor arena, 80′ x 160′ for year-round riding.

  • Outdoor arena 85′ x 145′ and 50′ round pen.

  • Ten 12′ x 12′ box stalls each with 12′ x 16′ paddocks.

  • Secure and heated boarder tack room, lounge, and H/C wash rack.

  • Many riding trails and cross-country courses to choose from.

  • The haul-in fee is $15.

  • Easy trailer parking and access to trails in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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The Land

Ghost Rock Ranch is nestled in on the east side of Bend just before you reach the Oregon Badlands Wilderness Area. The Ranch has a very rich producing garden, luscious lavender fields, grass-filled meadows, an abundance of pollinators, a small orchard, riding trails, and of course, many horses, burros, dogs, cats, and an endless number of birds. Don't forget our many ponds and our famous wind phone. The Ranch is always a work in progress - constantly growing into a refuge for any and all.

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Ghost Rock is a loving, family-friendly environment. Every time I visit the ranch, the staff welcomes me with open arms. Truly makes me feel like family.

- Lonny Cooper, Bend, Oregon